?
 
Experience PCC Academics Continuing Education Distance Learning Faculty & Staff Contact
 
Apply Now Click Here
 
 
 
 
Back to:
Academics
Home

International Admissions

Enrollment

Pitt Community College is approved to issue I-20 forms for F1 visa academic study including university transfer, Associate in Science, or Associate in Arts degrees.  These programs prepare students to enter most four-year colleges and universities at the junior level to complete a bachelor's degree.

Requirements for Non F1 Visas:

1. Permanent resident with alien registration (Green card)
2. Refugees/Asylum
3. TN, H-1B, TC, and TD visa (Canadian visa), and all other visa statuses that permit enrollment in school

PCC Admissions must receive the following documents before your application will be considered:

Permanent Residents a copy of green card or copy of I-94 . . .
indicating permanent residence status
Refugees/Asylum a letter or copy of I-94 . . .
indicating refugee status
TN-visa a copy of visa or I-94 . . .
indicating TN status or copy of approval notice from INS
H-1B-visa a copy of visa or I-94 . . .
indicating H-1B status or copy of approval notice from INS
TC-visa a copy of visa or I-94 . . .
indicating TC status or copy of approval notice from INS
TD-visa a copy of visa or I-94 . . .
indicating TD status.
NOTE: Canadian Passports are acceptable.

NOTE: The following residents are part of the compact of free association and are not required to carry a visa: Federated States of Micronesia: Kosrae, Ponape, Chuuk, Yap, Caroline Islands, Marshall Islands, and Palau.

Issuance of Form I-20 for ESL Study (English)

The ESL program at Pitt Community College is an adult education program as defined by Section 203(1) of the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, Public Law 105-220, as amended, 20 U.S.C. 9202(1). In accordance with 8 CFR 214.3(a)(1)(iv)(C), Forms I-20 are not to be issued to nonimmigrant students for attendance in an adult education program that is funded in whole or in part by a grant under the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, or by any other federal, state, county or municipal funding. The ESL program at Pitt Community College receives funding from one or more of the previously listed governmental sources. Forms I-20 will not be issued for ESL study at Pitt Community College.

Pitt Community College ha sido aprobado por el Departmento de Justicia, Servicio de Inmigración y Naturalización para publicar el formulario I-20 y matricular estudiantes internacionales con una visa F-1 en los programas de estudias de AA, AS, AAS, Diploma, y Certificado.

Publicacion de Formulario I-20 para Estudias de ESL (Español)

El programa de ESL en Pitt Community College es un programa de enseñaza adulta definido por Seccion 203(1) de The Adult Education and Family Literacy Act, Public Law 105-220 (La Acta de la Enseñaza Adulta y Capacidad de leer de la Familia, Ley Publico 105-220), enmendado 20 U.S.C. 9202(1).

De conformidad con 8 CFR 214.3(a)(1)(iv)(C), formularios I-20 no serán publicados a personas no emigrantes para asistencia en un programa de enseñaza adulta que es financiado en totalidad o en parte por una beca bajo de The Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (La Acta de la Enseñaza Adulta y Capacidad de leer de la Familia) o otro fondo federal, estatal, condado, o municipal. El programa de ESL en Pitt Community College recibe financiación desde uno o más de las fuentes gubernamentales ya listó. Los Formularios I-20 no serán publicados para estudias de ESL en Pitt Community College.

Issuance of Form I-20 for Academic Study

An international student present in the United States on a student visa is considered a non-resident for the purpose of tuition payments. Length of stay, payment of taxes, or ownership of property does not qualify an international student for the status of legal resident.

The following documents must be received by PCC before your application will be considered.

1. To demonstrate proficiency in the English language, the applicant must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) published and administered in most countries by the Educational Testing Service, www.toeflgoanywhere.org/. Students are required to have a minimum Internet Based Test (IBT) score of Reading 17, Listening 17, Speaking 16, and Writing 16. For the Computer Based Test (CPT), the minimum score is 173 and 500 on the written test. An international student whose country has English as the only official language is exempt from the TOEFL exam.

2. Placement test scores indicated below may be substituted for the TOEFL requirement if approved.

       Placement Test                                  Subscores

       Accuplacer/CPT                                   51.1 (Reading), 52.1(Sentence Skills)

3. Must submit an official copy of High School/College transcripts accompanied by a certified English translation.

4. Must provide an official bank statement, notarized letter of support, or sponsors bank statement showing that at least $20,500 (US dollars) is available for your tuition, fees, and living expenses for one academic year.

5. Must provide documentation of medical insurance.

6. Must complete a PCC admissions application.

7. The college does not offer special English proficiency curriculum classes, but students may enroll in English As A Second Language classes offered through the Basic Skills Program in the Continuing Education Division.

Citizenship

The following residents are considered U.S Citizens:
• Guam
• Puerto Rico
• American Samoa
• Virgin Islands
• Swains Island
• Northern Marianas: Saipan/Rota/Tinian

Foreign Transcripts

In order to document transfer credit for college-level work completed at a college or university located outside the United States, students must supply an English translation of all transcripts (secondary and post-secondary) to the Admissions & Records office. The English translation must be accompained by the original transcript; the original transcript will be returned to the student and the English translation will be retained in the student's academic file. (Click here for a list of foreign credential evaluation agencies.) Course descriptions must also be provided for any course(s) for which the student is requesting transfer credit.

Residency & Financial Aid

An international student present in the U.S. on a student visa (F) is considered a non-resident for the purpose of tuition payments. Length of stay, payment of taxes, or ownership of property, in themselves, do not qualify an international student for the status of legal resident or domicile. Neither federal nor state student financial aid is offered to an international student. Therefore, he/she is required to submit an official bank statement (in US dollars) certifying that the international student has sufficient funds to cover each year of expenses.

Housing

PCC has no dormitories or residence halls and students must make their own housing arrangements off-campus, but PCC offers an Off-Campus Housing website to assist students with that process.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

PCC does not offer special English proficiency curriculum classes, but students may enroll in English as a Second Language (ESL) classes offered through the Basic Skills Program in the Economic and Community Development Division. For more information, please contact Jan Fisher at (252) 493-7213.

For More Information…

…concerning international student admissions, contact the Office of PCC GLOBAL at (252) 493-7480. 

- back to top -


Back to International Services and Programs